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Boat sinks in Poulsbo's Liberty Bay
Source :  Kitsap Sun | Jan. 2018
POULSBO -- A vessel sank the morning of the 4th in the waters of Liberty Bay, according to the Poulsbo Fire Department. The lone occupant was able to escape unharmed. The motor boat frequently has been "beached" on the nearby shores.  More details here...
Local Notice To Mariners | 13th District:
 The USCG Navigation Information Service (NIS) disseminates Safety Broadcasts / Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM), Local Notice to Mariners (LNM), and the latest Notice Advisory to Navstar Users (NANU).  BNM is updated and released weekly. 
Click here to few 13th District BNM in PDF file format.

Brunswick Corporation intends to sell Sea Ray:  Source -
December, 2017 - Brunswick  announced it intends to sell Sea Ray. During the sale process, Brunswick will continue to diligently manage Sea Ray which is expected to be completed first half of 2018. 
More details here...

Port of Seattle Purchases Salmon Bay Marina:  Source - Port of Seattle News Release
December, 2017 - The Port of Seattle Commission voted to purchase Salmon Bay Marina, located on the Ship Canal adjacent to the Port’s Fishermen’s Terminal facility. The five acre property contains five docks supporting 166 slips.  More details here... 

Boat Fire Sends Dozens Of Panicked Passengers Overboard in Florida
Source : | Jan. 2018
Flames engulf a boat in the Tampa Bay area. Officials said one person died after the boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship caught fire near shore, forcing dozens  to jump overboard. More details here...
U.S. boat in Volvo race involved in deadly crash 30 miles off of Hong Kong
Source :  The Jamestown Press | Jan. 2018
Tragedy struck the Volvo Ocean Race Friday after the American boat fatally collided with a fishing vessel knocking all 10 fishermen overboard. One fisherman later died at the hospital. More details here... 
Boat catches fire in Swinomish Channel 
Source :  Feb. 2018 | Source -
LA CONNER — A crabbing vessel caught fire in the Swinomish Channel.  A kayaker noticed the burning boat in the middle of the channel and paddled out to aid the sole occupant, who was able to swim to the kayak and be brought to shore.  More details here...
The Naval Center at Keyport will be continuing operations in the vicinity between the Brownsville Marina and Keyport through 21-Dec 2018, Monday through Fridays.  Vessels in the area are requested to maintain a sharp lookout for possible semi-submerged vehicles escorted by a small naval craft.
 USCG Notice To Mariners:
Submersible Vehicle Testing.
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